The Old Italian School of Singing: A Theoretical and Practical Guide

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McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Music - 219 pages
This work describes in accessible language the technical foundations of the Old Italian School of Singing. It enables the reader to grasp the teachings of the old masters theoretically and practically. The research for this book used not only the old treatises from the 1700's onwards but also firsthand testimonies, biographies and recordings from historical singers. The author systematically takes us through the basic elements of historical singing with practical hints and exercises tested by extensive teaching experience.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Ward Marston
1
Preface
3
Introduction
5
1 The Attack
15
2 The Breath
38
3 The Resonance
55
4 Mouth Position and Articulation
75
5 The Registers
89
9 Expression
146
A Summary of Essential Directions for Historical Singing
161
Appendix 1
163
Appendix 2
166
Appendix 3
173
Appendix 4
175
Notes
179
Bibliography
195

6 Movement and Agility of the Voice
108
7 The Words in Singing
123
8 Interpretation
131

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Daniela Bloem-Hubatka is a concert singer and teacher of singing. She lives in the Netherlands.

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